Who likes bread, especially freshly baked sourdough bread?

My diet is mostly one of low to moderate carbohydrates, however like many people I love bread. So last year I started my journey to learn how to make my own healthiest bread.

I had already been making my own gluten-free low carb bread, or sometimes baking with yeast too. They were delicious, or at least I thought they were 😊But I decided to try to make sourdough. When I told my friends about it they said that it sounded way too complicated and difficult to make. But actually it was really easy, you only need a little patience and a few failures to make the perfect bread.

First, why did I choose sourdough?

Sourdough is formed by fermentation of lactic acid bacteria, which increases the bread digestibility and improves its nutritional values too. In fact, 118 compounds included branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) and small peptides with a high proportion of BCAAs are involved. This is a main reason why after consuming sourdough bread your body’s insulin response will decrease (low blood sugar response). You have a lower glycemic response after consuming sourdough bread.

A mature sourdough starter has a higher impact on the metabolite profile, especially when using rye bread. Phytates, which are known as anti-nutrients, are much less in sourdough bread because the phytates bind to minerals and the ability to absorb them is reduced.

While bread that is made with yeast decreases absorption, sourdough bread can increase our mineral absorption especially of iron, magnesium and zinc. It also contains a higher amount of antioxidants and folate than yeast bread as well. In addition, sourdough bread is low in gluten and prebiotic compounds, so if you have gluten sensitivity this may be a way for you to eat bread without having complications such as bloating.

And of course beside all of these benefits, one of the best parts is that you’re making your own bread at home, with love and joy!

Before I started to make my own sourdough I watched so many videos on YouTube. I was telling myself that there was no way that I could do it, but it really was not hard. I now actually have three different types of sourdough starter — one made with organic flour (I call it “Tweety”), one with ancient grain or einkorn (I call that one “Goofy”) and one with rye (that I call “Smurfy”) 😊

I was a little confused at first when watching the videos as almost everyone showed their own approach. So I put together what was all common with all of them and used this approach to make my sourdough starter:

The steps for making sourdough are:

Are you interested to see what happens next? How to make bread in the easiest way?

If yes then please message me! And I’d love if you share your experience and your thoughts about having fun making delicious bread!

References:

1 — https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12781853/

2 — https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31817104/

3- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5890289/

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